Police begin taking security measures for LS elections

spJSN: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, police in Bokaro district have begun exercise to ensure free and fair elections in the district.

Two Lok Sabha constituencies, Giridih and Dhanbad, share the Assembly segments in the district. Under Giridih constituency more than 80 per cent of the booths have been placed in the super-sensitive and hyper-sensitive categories.

“Security has been intensified; further review of the ground realities would be made in due course. The scale of security to be deployed in the vulnerable and critical polling stations would be decided before the polling day,” said P. Murugun, Superintendent of Police, Bokaro.

In order to ensure smooth and peaceful polling, police have been cracking down on history sheeters and rowdies, he said.

He said a special campaign will be carried out in Maoist affected areas. Public meetings will be organised to create awareness on exercising franchise in a democracy.

Long Range Patrolling and combing operations will be continued in the Maoist-affected areas.  CCTV cameras will be installed at check posts. All precautionary measures have been taken to conduct the election in a peaceful manner, said the SP.

All those possessing licensed arms are directed to deposit them, said Murugan.

The Election Commission has set May 12 as the date for the election in Giridih and Dhanbad Lok Sabha Constituency.

With 10,624 new voters, about 16,29,387 voters (8,67,985 male and 7,59,915 female voters) would have decided the fate of the contestants in Giridih LS constituency.

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